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Xavier de Sousa
‘This is a production of consummate ease and huge sensitivity’. (A Younger Theatre)
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What the f*** is a national identity? And what exactly constitutes a ‘nation’? And why the hell are so many ready to die for it?
We live in an ever-shifting political and geographical landscape. Some believe we are heading towards a world without borders, without countries or nations. At the same time, many others vouch for protectionism and more borders.
POST is a new theatre show by Xavier de Sousa inviting you to join us at the table, eat yummy Portuguese food, drink potent Cachaça, get merry, make new friends and challenge what exactly makes a ‘nation’.
POST is a commission by Ovalhouse and supported by Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts, developed with Bikeshed Theatre, Marlborough Theatre and Tempting Failure Festival. This Tour is supported by Marlborough Theatre, Toynbee Studios and with additional funding by Arts Council England
*** The performance on the 11 November will be followed by a ‘Queer Migrant Takeover Party’ at Toynbee Studios in partnership with the UK Lesbian and Gay Immigration Group and performing borders.
The party will give migrant friends a platform and rebalance the power to celebrate everything migrants bring to the UK. This special event will feature performances, installations and talks by local migrant artists, in a celebration of multi-culturalism and above all, our migrant communities. All are welcome.
Queer Migrant Takeover Party features contributions and performances from:
UK Lesbian and Gay Immigration Group
Johanna Lindsey & Rebecca Collins
11 November, 7.30pm – Toynbee Studios https://www.artsadmin.co.uk/events/4061
12 November, 2pm – Toynbee Studios https://www.artsadmin.co.uk/events/4061
Post by Xavier de Souza. Photo by Rosie Powell
Join us at the Barbican Music Library for an evening of music and entertainment in celebration of LGBT History Month. Vocalist Julian Fox will perform a number of original songs, before Project Adorno delight us with their performance collage Jarman in Pieces. Celebrating the life of director and gay rights activist Derek Jarman, the show brings together a mix of original songs, film, interviews, ambient sounds and spoken word.
Praise for Project Adorno:
“A multi-media experience with a good deal of entertaining and thought-provoking music” ScotsGay magazine.
“A stunning exercise in electronic beat poetry”
Record Collector Magazine
“A bizarrely enjoyable hour of nerdy oddness”
Cheltenham Literature Festival
What does it mean to be a man or a woman?
Is gender innate or is it nurtured?
Kit is in an amusing and unique position, having transitioned from female to male in his early thirties, he has experienced adult life on both sides of the gender fence, giving him the opportunity to notice what differences there are in how he is treated by society – what he gains and what he loses by becoming a man.
However, his biggest challenge comes when he enters a male gym changing room for the first time and is confronted by masculinity in all its forms – the good, the bad and the ugly. What kind of man will he be when he finishes changing?
With this refreshingly honest and irreverent physical theatre comedy by critically acclaimed company Rhum and Clay and darkly comic theatre writer and director Kit Redstone, they explore the epic path that we all have to take when trying to forge an identity.
What kind of ‘man’ are you?